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Originally Posted by VAMC View Post

I am an Alden fan but an AE loyal. My question is what is the difference between Strand AE's and Mcallister AE's. I need a pair of WT and would like to get the best ones AE has to offer.

The best one is the one that you like the best..... The Strand is a perf captoe shortwing hybrid and the McAllister is a traditional shortwing. If you search the AE website using wingtip there are even more options available than you listed, including the MacNeil which is a LWB. Limiting it to your 2 choices I have the Strand in walnut shell and McAllister in walnut calf. There is also the shell version of the McAllister, the Cambridge, which I have in burgundy shell. In my mind that one is the flagship of the wingtip fleet and the one that I consider "best" wingtip that AE has to offer.

 

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Originally Posted by jkater1 View Post

Cigar is very close to AE Dark Brown, only difference is AE Dark Brown has a slight red tint and the Cigar has a little olive to it.

Once again, I thank you very much for the insight! And do appreciate your knowledge.

post #18992 of 48280
Just picked up these Kenilworths in bourbon calf:

post #18993 of 48280
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post

Anyone, on pictures of what color the Brogue Suede looks like?

thanks.

My Quinton is brogue suede in color. Search for my earlier posts and you should be able to see real life pictures of the color.
post #18994 of 48280
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Anyone, on pictures of what color the Brogue Suede looks like?

thanks.

 

Indoor picture under light, sorry about the quality

McGraw in Chocolate Suede and Cambridge in Brogue Suede

post #18995 of 48280

Which brings up a good point about AE's (arguably) two best balmoral offerings in its entire catalogue:

 

Cambridge VS. Brown Shell Strand

 

I say Cambridge.  Im liking the bossy double sole, the burgundy is classic and versatile, and the wingtip design is virtually fail safe.
 

post #18996 of 48280
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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

Unboxing a pair of shell shoes is even better.

A pleasure I have not yet experienced, and sadly, probably won't for a while.
post #18997 of 48280
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post

Anyone, on pictures of what color the Brogue Suede looks like?

thanks.

Don't have a real life picture, but I was able to mock one up using the custom shoe maker on the AE website. If you go to the custom section on the website, you'll see Brogue Suede as a choice for some of the shoes. http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/cati_Custom+Shoes_1_40000000001_-1_1_image_0_Y_128657_

I did a MacNeil. Chocolate Suede on top, Brogue Suede on bottom. It appears the Brogues is a shade darker than the Chocolate:


Thank you much! smile.gif
post #18998 of 48280
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post

Anyone, on pictures of what color the Brogue Suede looks like?


thanks.

Indoor picture under light, sorry about the quality
McGraw in Chocolate Suede and Cambridge in Brogue Suede


Thank you also!

Looks like the Brogue Amoks will be ordered. Along with $178 black Neumoras.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #18999 of 48280
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Originally Posted by frogwash View Post

ps why are you still hanging out in the Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread, MH?
Because I have appreciation for Allen Edmonds shoes. 

I don't think one has to have a full 100% appreciation for all facets of Allen Edmonds business/management, in order to participate here, or do they? Does someone want to administer some gestapo-ish litmus test to measure each poster's undivided loyalty to AE? 

No more so than some some gestapo-ish litmus test as to what what constitutes Made in the USA. foo.gif
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No more so than some some gestapo-ish litmus test as to what what constitutes Made in the USA. foo.gif

No test for that needed, we all know that they fudge that. 


Edited by mediahound - 4/17/13 at 9:11pm
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No test for that needed, we all know that they fudge that. 

 

That is a very serious charge to make against any manufacturer.

 

If you truly believe AE is fudging their "made in USA" labels, you should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions.

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I don't recall for what magazine that was shot , but I do remember that it did say Black Calf Leeds.

Judging by the GQ in the bottom left corner of the pic I'd say it was shot for Home and Garden

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post #19003 of 48280
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Originally Posted by helius0 View Post

 

That is a very serious charge to make against any manufacturer.

 

If you truly believe AE is fudging their "made in USA" labels, you should file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions.

 

 

It sounds like they are operating under a loophole, not operating unlawfully:

 

 

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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post


Mediahound, this is not news. They freely admit to this manufacturing and have been doing it for a while.

They have:
- Wholly made in the DR shoes: the "ae" line
- Uppers made in the DR and the rest of the shoes assembled in the US: Various shoes. They actually move production between the DR and the US depending on needs.
- Wholly made in the US shoes: shell cordovan and possibly the Independence line (not sure about the latter)

They divulge full information and are wholly upfront about this in all their materials. Yes, the shoes say "Made in the USA", but they are allowed to by law.

 

I however disagree that:

 

"They divulge full information and are wholly upfront about this in all their materials." 

post #19004 of 48280
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Originally Posted by VAMC View Post

I am an Alden fan but an AE loyal. My question is what is the difference between Strand AE's and Mcallister AE's. I need a pair of WT and would like to get the best ones AE has to offer.

The McAllister is a brouged WT, the Strand is a brouged cap toe.

 

The McAllister is probably the most "classic" brouged wingtip, but the MacNeil is the flavor you need if you like the longwing.

post #19005 of 48280

I wear 9D in the Park Aves, should I size one width up to a 9E for the Strands?

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